Santa Cruz Chorale wrapping up season

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The Santa Cruz Chorale will close out its 2018-2019 season April 27-28.

The performance features selections from Joseph Haydn and Felix Mendelssohn.

Haydn’s “Mass” (also known as “Harmoniemesse”) was his last major work and is famous for its orchestration with a full range of wind and brass instruments. For this concert, choral settings from Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” will be interspersed throughout the “Mass” as commentaries on the mass text. Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42, “Wie der Hirsch schreiet” (“As Pants the Hart”), is composed for orchestra, soprano solo, and choir.

The Chorale welcomes back soloists Solmaaz Adeli (mezzo soprano) Andrew Scott Carter (tenor), and Chad Runyon (bass) and will sing for the first time with Jennifer Paulino (soprano). Also sharing in the musical fare of the day will be the Monterey Bay Sinfonietta,

The Santa Cruz Chorale, a community based nonprofit organization founded in 1983, performs a wide-ranging repertoire including works from the 14th century through music of the 21st century.

Although several members of the Chorale are professional musicians and some direct musical groups of their own, all volunteer their time.

Since 2006, the Chorale has been directed by Christian Grube, performing three concert sets per year. Grube is emeritus professor of choral conducting at the Berlin University of Arts.

The performances will be held April 27 at 8 p.m. and April 28 at 4 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, 123 High St., Santa Cruz. Admission is $25 general, $20 seniors and $5 students.

For information and tickets, visit santacruzchorale.org or call 216-6015.

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